The efficient and dynamic Toyota Prius 2015

The new Toyota Prius is en route and according to the evidence so far, the brand new and attractive design will be its most minor change. Specifically, the new Prius is expected to arrive next year and it will be based on a new platform that Toyota is evolving called TNGA. This new platform is expected to provide significantly improved efficiency and a lower center of gravity, combined with the new all-wheel drive option, that will clearly enhance its driving behavior.

Its aesthetic direction will be quite different from the previous models,  with influences from the Toyota NS4 Concept presented in the report of Detroit in 2014 but with a more aggressive look. The photos that have emerged unfortunately do not reveal much though.

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Thus, the appearance of the new Prius will be transformed by the finer luminaires that will be highlighted by day LED in conjunction with a fully redesigned larger and wider air intake, while the figure is expected to be completed by  design choices as “bold” as those adopted by the Japanese in the new Aygo.

Anyway, the most important changes in  Prius will be made under its bodykit. With a brand new platform available the engineers of Toyota are redesigning its hybrid parts from scratch. The aim is to increase the efficiency with fuel consumption to be limited close to 2.6 litres/100 km and the emissions of carbon dioxide to 70 g/ Km.

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Despite the improvements the front wheels will be set to motion by the already known 1.8 liter petrol engine. However, a second electric motor will move the rear axle ensuring the Prius can wheel drive.

According to exclusive information the e-4WD, the above mentioned wheel drive system, staying true to the “green” nature of the model, will only operate at speeds up to 60 km/ h, helping the driver when the weather is bad.

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Toyota Prius 2015 camouflaged model

Shortly after the first simple hybrid Prius you can expect the new plug-in hybrid version which, thanks to changes in lithium ion batteries, aerodynamics and to the reducuction of friction in the engine, has a greater electric range and will be improved both in terms of fuel consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide, that will be reduced to 1.7 l/100 km and 49 g / km respectively.

This could be it

This could be it

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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